‘Don’t doubt me, I am better than Erling Haaland’ – Player declares

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Al-Nassr star Cristiano Ronaldo has declared himself as ‘the best goalscorer’ this season after being crowned as top scorer in the senior leagues last year.

The Al-Nassr star picked up the award at the 2023 Globe Soccer Awards where he was recognised for his stunning goalscoring record in Saudi Arabia.

Ronaldo scored 54 goals in 2023 for Al-Nassr. That tally was more than Kylian Mbappe, Harry Kane and Erling Haaland who managed 52 goals, 52 goals and 50 goals respectively.

Speaking at the awards, Ronaldo said: “I was the best goalscorer this season.

“Imagine beating young animals like Haaland… I’m proud. And I’ll be 39 soon!

“I like when people doubt me again and then I’m successful. I don’t get affected by the criticism.”